Jessie Alexander Brumfield was born 27 September 1838 in Louisiana. He was the son of Nathaniel Brumfield and Charlotte Temple Ott. Jessie was one of 5 children. His siblings were: Martin Penn, John D., Sarah Lucy & Laura.
He married Martha Elizabeth Alford. They had eight children. He was a farmer. He died after 1910.
Jessie served in the Civil War. He and his brother John D. Brumfield enlisted 14 May 1862, after the death of their older brother, Martin Penn Brumfield. They signed for for three years. Each received a $50 bounty. Martin was paid 40 cents a day for his horse. They served together in the 9th Battlaion, 3rd Calvary, Company C from Louisiana. They were in Wingfield’s Calvary.
By 1865 Jessie & family had moved from LA across the border to MS [oldest child born there]. In 1870 they were living in Osyka, Pike, MS with three children. Jessie was a farmer. In 1878 those three children were all attending school in Pike, MS. By 1880 Jessie & Martha had 6 children, ages 11 months to 13 years old. The children attended school in Pike Co., MS. The family lived on Walkers Bridge Road in 1900. Jessie owned his farm without a mortgage. Three children were still at home.
J. A. Brumfield was born Sept. 23, 1838, united with the Mt. Herman Baptist Church Oct., 1864, remained a member of the same until the organization of Bogue Chitto Baptist church, of which he went into the organization of, and remained a member of same until his death which occurred on May 23, 1914. from: Abstracts of Obituaries from the Minutes of the Magee’s Creek Baptist Association (Mississippi and Louisiana), 1882 – 1924 by Williams
- 1870 US Census, Osyka, Pike, MS
- 1880 US Census, Pike, MS
- 1900 US Census, Pike, MS
- 1910 US Census, Pike, MS
- Certificate of Death for Rose E. Brumfield Brown, File #16010; MS State Dept of Health, Vital Records.
- Clawson, Alma Dell Magee. Fields of Bloom. Privately printed. 1972.
- Compiled Service records of Confederate Soldiers who served in Organizations from the State of Louisiana. Fold3
- Conerly, Luke Ward and E. Russ Williams. Source Records From Pike County, Mississippi 1798 – 1910. South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1989.
- Criminger, Adrianne Fortenberry. The Fortenberry Families of Southern Mississippi. South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1984.
- Haymon, Serena Abbess. Pike County, Mississippi School Census, 1885. Greenwell Springs, LA.
- Wallis, Ruth Temple. Descendants of Jacob Ott of South Carolina and Louisiana. 1967. Bogalusa, Louisiana. Privately printed.
Williams, E. Russ. Abstracts of Obituaries from the Minutes of the Magee’s Creek Baptist Association (Mississippi and Louisiana), 1882 – 1924. Monroe, Louisiana: Privately printed, 1978. From the Louisiana Archives.